Healthy Harlem: empowering health consumers through social networking, tailoring and web 2.0 technologies. Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Consumer Health Information
  • Health Promotion
  • Internet
  • Social Support


  • Consumer health informatics has emerged as a strategy to inform and empower patients for self management of their health. The emergence of and explosion in use of user-generated online media (e.g.,blogs) has created new opportunities to inform and educate people about healthy living. Under a prevention research project, we are developing a website that utilizes social content collaboration mediums in conjunction with open-source technologies to create a community-driven resource that provides users with tailored health information.

publication date

  • December 2007



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 18694106

Additional Document Info

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